No. The screws used by the Custom Shop are CORRECT and larger in all dimensions when compared to pickguard screws. Why would I plug and re-drill holes in order to fit incorrect screws.
So see this pic, that top one is what was the original plan back then, that changes. Also see how sharp the dome shape is. The screw in yours is neither of those. It’s really fat and round. I’ve never seen that on a fender. So there’s something odd going on from Wildwood to your hands.
I’m not sure what the question is anymore. Either way they put in the correct bigger screw size but still wrong compared to vintage(fully threaded). It doesn’t fit the jack plate.
So I’m not sure what you’re trying to do anymore. Get it vintage correct or just to sit flush? Vintage correct you’d need to find the correct bigger not fully threaded screws and a jack plate to allow the bigger correct screws to sit flush.
Open up the holes in the jack plate for these screws to fit correctly or just get 2 pickguard screws like 99% of the custom shops out there.
Yes, this shows further examples with the larger countersink.Actually some info on this site
I’ve looked at many ‘61, ‘62, ’63, Strats that I believe to be authentic. I’ve been focusing on the jack plate/ferrule. Some appear to have a very, very small space between the lower screw hole and input jack opening, for want of a better term, on the jack plate/ferrule. In this context lower...www.strat-talk.com
How do you surmise people become experts and books are written?Any 60s reissue Strat that doesn't feature ceiling-tile material instead of "clay dots" is also not vintage correct. Want vintage correct? Buy a vintage instrument that is still stock. Obsessing over such things is time wasted that you will never get back.